A care home in Poole is inviting the local community to a free event to learn more about how to keep themselves and their loved ones safe from scams and fraud.
On Thursday 6th February, from 2pm-4pm, the Care UK team at The Potteries, on York Road, will open the home’s doors for the ‘scam and fraud awareness’ event.
Russell Saunders, community development worker, will be on hand to deliver an informative session on a wide range of different scams, including expert information on how to spot and report them, and protect yourself or a loved one.
After the event there will be a Q&A session, refreshments and an opportunity to meet the team at The Potteries, as well as take a closer look at the care home.
Home manager at The Potteries, Zita Turner said: “Sharing professional knowledge, insight and experiences on scam prevention can make a real difference to the everyday lives of older people and loved ones who may care for them. It’s the first time we’ve held an event on this subject, but we feel it’s very topical and relevant in today’s technological society, and our free advice events always prove to be popular occasions for the local community.
“It’s been estimated that around £10 billion is lost each year in the UK by victims of scams, and older, more vulnerable people are often the target*. Age UK reported that 43 percent of older people, almost five million people aged over 65, have been targeted by scammers in the past – with those living with dementia being at particular risk.
“It’s incredibly important to raise awareness of this issue, and we’re delighted to welcome Russell Saunders to join us to provide important and professional guidance in this area. We hope local people will take the opportunity to benefit from his expertise.”
The Potteries is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema and hair salon, and there is plenty of space, both indoors and out, for relaxation and recreation. The home has a comprehensive activity programme, offering a mix of themed events, group activities and days out.
To book your free place at this event, please contact customer relations manager, Rachel Wood, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 01202 069 835.
For more general information about The Potteries, please visit: careuk.com/the-potteries